Dealing with contractors may prove difficult, especially if you are the one who is constantly reminding them of your agreement. Contracts can and should give you recourse for others who cannot remain on task or compromise on an issue.
A breach of contract is one of the most common issues facing businesses. Familiarize yourself with how a claim may work in case you find yourself on one side or the other.
What do you need to have for a breach allegation?
First and foremost, you need to fall back on your contract. It will provide the guideline for what does and does not constitute a breach. It proves that you and the other entity have an agreement and the steps to take when someone does not follow those provisions.
Along with the contract, you will need evidence that the other party did not perform as indicated. You will need to show any correspondence between you and the breaching party, including your demands for performance. It helps to do everything you can in writing from contract signing forward.
Did your business suffer a loss?
You will also have to show that your business suffered due to the contract breach. For example, a time delay may prove insufficient unless that delay causes you to miss out on other opportunities. If you were late delivering a product that cost you money or other business relationships, this is enough to prove that you suffered due to the delay.
A solid contract can help you take the steps necessary should the other party fail to perform.